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Ha RGB image

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5nm Ha image

Sharpless 2-132/ LBN 473

About this object

The above color image is a composite Hydrogen Alpha/RGB image of the nebula Sh2-132 in the constellation Cepheus which lies in the Milky Way north of Cygnus. The image was shot using two different scopes. For the Hydrogen Alpha filtered image I used a Stellarvue SV102T refractor. This image was shot during the first quarter moon in early Sept. The RGB images were shot using a Stellarvue SV80ST2 refractor under moonless skies in late Sept. The average sky quality readings were 18.4 during the 1st quarter moon(Ha) and 19.6 during moonless skies (RGB).

Image Details

  • Optics : Stellarvue SV80ST2 and 102T Triplet Refractor with a flattener/reducer
  • Mount: Mountain Instruments MI-250
  • Camera: QSI 583
  • Filters: Astrodon 31mm 5nm HaRGB filter set
  • Exposure: Ha:700 R:190 G:320 B:350 min
  • Camera/Mount Control: Maxim DL 5.23, CCD Commander
  • Processing: PixInsight 1.8 Ripley/Photoshop CS5
  • Location: Stark Bayou Observatory, Ocean Springs, MS
  • Min/Max SQL readings in mag/arcsec: 18.35-19.75
  • Date: Sep 13
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